Senior Chief King graduated from Gage Park High, Chicago Illinois in June of 1992. He enlisted in the Navy in August of 1992 and reported to RTC San Diego Ca, where he completed basic training and Radioman "A" school. He then reported to USNS SPICA (T-AFS9) where he completed two Persian Gulf deployments and was advanced to Third Class Petty Officer.
In 1995, he reported to Headquarters Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples Italy. He was promoted to Second Class Petty Officer and transferred in 1997. He then reported to Naval Communications School, Newport RI where he earned his Master Training Specialist qualification and was promoted to First Class Petty Officer before transferring to USS CUSHING (DD985).
While onboard CUSHING, he earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification, completed one deployment to the Persian Gulf, three deployments in the western pacific, and was promoted to Chief Petty Officer.
After completing a tour in Singapore, he reported to the USS COWPENS (CG63), where he completed four deployments in the western pacific and was promoted to Senior Chief Petty Officer. He transferred in 2010 and reported to USS ESSEX (LHD2) where he completed three patrols and participated in a hull swap with the USS BONHOMME RICHARD (LHD6). While onboard BONHOMME RICHARD, he earned both his Aviation Warfare and Information Dominance qualifications.
He completed a one year Limited Duty tour in Great Lakes Il, before reporting to his current position as Senior Enlisted Leader of NCTS Guam.
Senior Chief King is a graduate of the Senior Enlisted Academy Class 191 (group orange) and the Command Master Chief/Chief of the Boat Capstone course. He is authorized to wear the Enlisted Information Warfare, Surface Warfare, and Air Warfare insignias. His personal awards include: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3 awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (6 awards), as well as other personal and unit awards and ribbons.